Ekiti Fulani Leader, Mahmud Ahmod Is Dead
Alhaji Mahmud Ahmod, the Fulani leader in Ekiti State’s Ilorin community, has died.
According to a statement issued by the group’s secretary, Alhaji Sulaimon Abdulahi, the late Alhaji Ahmod was the Ojowuro Serikin Fulani of Ekiti land until his death.
The Serikin died last Thursday, according to the statement, and was buried according to Islamic rites.
According to the statement, the late Fulani leader arrived in Ekiti from Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, in September 1993.
On September 9, 2009, late Ahmod was sworn in as the Ojowuro Sheriki Fulani of Ekiti land.
The deceased was survived by four wives, numerous children, and grandchildren when he died at the age of 102. This week, his eight-day Fidau arrives in Ekiti (Thursday)
In Awgu, Enugu state, some hoodlums burned down another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Ejes Gist News reports the criminals committed the heinous act early on Sunday morning. A section of the office was badly damaged before the inferno was put out thanks to a joint effort by security agents from the Nigerian police, DSS, Army, and NSCDC, as well as the neighbourhood watch.
The electoral body responded by issuing a statement signed by Festus Okoye, its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, stating that the incident is being investigated.
“The building was set on fire this morning, Sunday, September 19th, 2021, causing extensive damage to the store’s section, which houses election materials.”
“Fortunately, following recent attacks on our offices in the State, all movable election materials had been evacuated. The incident resulted in no casualties, according to the statement.
Why North Will Continue To Control And Rule Nigeria – Northern Elders Forum
Northern Nigeria will continue to “rule” Nigeria, according to the Northern Elders Forum, since it has the numbers and the majority of the vote.
Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the NEF’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, said this at the Maitama Sule Lecture Series, which was held at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria on Saturday and organised by the Coalition of Northern Groups’ students’ wing.
“Whether we are President or Vice President, we will lead Nigeria the way we have previously led Nigeria. We have a majority of votes, and democracy says that you can vote for whomever you want. Why should we accept a second-class seat when we can buy a form and compete for first-class seats and win?”
“What is the point of threatening and intimidating us? We will be given that power, but we must remain humble because power is given by God. We inherited power, and being truthful isn’t stupid.”
“The North is proud; we are humble enough to recognise that we will run Nigeria alongside others, but we will not play second fiddle to anyone. Even though we don’t have the strongest economy, some are attempting to strangle us even more than we are being strangled.”
His remarks come amid heated debates over the country’s rotational leadership arrangement between the North and the South.